PSA: K-Stew Walked The Cannes Red Carpet Barefoot

By Yvonne Lam
16th May 2018

Proving once and for all that she gives zero flower trucks, Kristen Stewart has gone barefoot on the red carpet at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. See. 


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While walking the red carpet before the screening of Spike Lee’s much-anticipated BlacKkKlansmen, our girl K-Stew posed for photographers in a pair of Christian Louboutin stilettos, before kicking them off and climbing up the carpet stairs, sans shoes. 

Cannes is infamous for its strict dress code, which includes a high-heels-only rule for women. It’s attracted criticism for being an outdated and sexist policy, culminating in 2015’s Heel-Gate, where numerous flats-wearing women were turned away from the screening of lesbian drama Carol. At the time, Cannes Film Festival’s director denied that such a policy exists, but he might want to try telling that to the festival’s security guards slash fashion police, who are notorious for barring non-footwear-complying patrons from entry. 

This isn’t Stewart’s first act of footwear protest at Cannes. In 2016, she arrived at the screening of her film Personal Shopper sporting a pair of black Adidas sneakers, before changing to heels for the red-carpet photocall (and flipping the bird to photographers), then switching back to her comfy lace-ups. That girl is so bad-ass, and she looks so comfy while she’s at it. 

If you're into comfy flat shoes, how about some Docs?

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